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Microsoft Black Partner Growth Initiative

Enroll in our initiative designed to support Black tech companies and entrepreneurs. Complete your enrollment by becoming a partner below.

Benefits

All partners enrolled in the Black Partner Growth Initiative receive:

Guidance

Receive comprehensive guidance to help you navigate the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program. Connect with a dedicated Partner Development Manager.

Go-to-market benefits

Ready to jump-start your marketing efforts? Access your go-to-market assets today.

Self-attest as a diverse-owned business

US partners can self-attest as a diverse-owned or diverse-led partner business. Simply upload relevant certifications in Partner Center.

Get more from your Teams apps

Publish them as transactable SaaS offers in the Microsoft commercial marketplace to reach more customers and get $10,000.

Coming to a city near you: Innovation Tour

Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative community and Microsoft for sessions that support partner growth.

Celebrating our partners' success

Celebrate the first cohort of partners to complete the Black Partner Growth Initiative accelerator program.

Events

Stay up-to-date on conferences, meetups, and other events sponsored by Microsoft. See more events.

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Monthly office hours

Join the Black Partner Growth Initiative’s monthly office hours call with PDM-R, Daniel Ikem. He’ll answer your questions, direct you to resources, and walk you through all related offerings.


Topic: Co-sell and Partner Field Integration & Solution Area programs


November 14, 2022

Innovation Tour Atlanta
Innovation Tour: Atlanta

The Microsoft Black Partner Growth Initiative Innovation Tour provides an opportunity for members of the BPGI community to engage in interactive sessions designed to support the growth, development, sales acceleration, and success of BPGI partners.


December 8, 2022

Innovation Tour South Florida
Innovation Tour: South Florida

The Microsoft Black Partner Growth Initiative Innovation Tour provides an opportunity for members of the BPGI community to engage in interactive sessions designed to support the growth, development, sales acceleration, and success of BPGI partners.


February 9, 2023

Innovation Tour Los Angeles
Innovation Tour: Los Angeles

The Microsoft Black Partner Growth Initiative Innovation Tour provides an opportunity for members of the BPGI community to engage in interactive sessions designed to support the growth, development, sales acceleration, and success of BPGI partners.


February 23, 2023

Additional programs and resources

Join the community, or register for special programs available exclusively through the initiative:

Community
Join the community and stay engaged with the Initiative.
Accelerator
Join the next selected accelerator cohort – registration coming Fall 2022.
Capital
Apply to receive funding from ­­the Microsoft Partner Capital Fund.
Partner Solutions
See the solutions of our partners who are innovating for the future​.

FAQ

What opportunities are provided to partners who enroll in the initiative?
Participants in the Black Partner Growth Initiative will receive personalized guidance and support to help their business take full advantage of Microsoft partner programs, offers, and resources.
Who is eligible to participate in the initiative?

To be eligible, your business must be a 51 percent Black-owned tech organization, a member of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program, and based in the United States.


Businesses eligible for partnership do one or more of the following:
  • Offer consulting and services that utilize Microsoft products.
  • Build on a Microsoft platform to build their own business.
  • Develop apps using Microsoft products.
  • Create IP using Microsoft products (i.e., organizations willing to build technology on the Microsoft platform).
How do I enroll in the Black Partner Growth Initiative?
Businesses who meet all initiative requirements can begin the enrollment process here.
What financing programs will be available to partners?

Microsoft believes in supporting partners as they grow for the long term. Microsoft is supporting partners through two programs to provide access to capital: a $20 million payment solutions program and a $50 million partner fund. The $50 million partner fund provides loans to support eligible partners through their startup phase, with the loan repaid over time as their business grows. The $20 million payment solutions program offers eligible existing and new partners interest-free, flexible extended-payment terms on Microsoft invoices.


Existing and new partners can apply for the Microsoft Partner Capital Fund here.